LONDON’S GREATEST BESPOKE TAILORS

LONDON IS THE FASHION CAPITAL OF THE WORLD AND AS SUCH HAS THE BEST BESPOKE SUIT TAILORS EVER TO BE FOUND. WITH THE WIDESPREAD LOVE OF DESIGNER BRANDS UNFORTUNATELY PERMEATING THE FASHION WORLD, SAVILE ROW AND ITS TAILORS STANDS AS A BASTION OF HANDCRAFTED STYLE AND FASHION ELEGANCE. PRODUCING A BESPOKE SUIT IS A WORK OF SUCH ART THAT TAILORS HAVE BECOME FAMOUS MASTERS, WITH EACH MASTER AND NAME HAVING ITS OWN SIGNATURE STYLE AND CUT TO SUIT ANY GENTLEMEN. THESE FIVE BELOW ARE BEING AMONGST (IF NOT) THE GREATEST.

GIEVES & HAWKES

PRICE: TWO PIECE SUIT – £3800

1 Savile Row, London W1S 3JR.
020 7432 6403
View Here: gievesandhawkes.com

Having the address of No.1 Savile Row should tell you all you need to know about arguably the most famous tailor on the row. Gieves and Hawkes have been synonymous within the design and manufacture of British military officer uniforms since its opening and currently holds three royal warrants. Under the creative guidance of the new creative director Jason Basmajian, the company has reinvented itself and once again holds top place among the elite of an already elite art. The design of their suits is steeped to be classically English, taking their military background into a bespoke suit service that is both traditional and contemporary, with their signature look involving square front, three button jackets with outer pockets and a raised waist line for a leaner and trimmer style.

KILGOUR

PRICE: TWO PIECE SUIT – £3750

8 Savile Row, London W1S 3PE.
020 3283 8941
View Here: kilgour

Originally of French original Kilgour brings a decidedly European influence to the world of English bespoke suiting, which was merged into English fashion in the 1920’s resulting in their defining shape. This shape is made with a slimmer cut along the waist and trim shoulder line over a fully canvassed chest, with a one button look, the eventual shape being an elongated body which speaks to Kilgour’s ideology of bespoke tailoring, allowing the cut to do most of the work in defining what sets them apart form the pack.

SPENCER HART

PRICE: TWO PIECE SUIT – £2500

62-64 Brook St, London W1K 5DX
020 7434 0000
View Here: Spencer Hart

The most Rock & Roll bespoke tailor that London has to offer, nevertheless offers elegant traditionally English suit that will never fail to be in style. A relatively young name for bespoke suit tailoring, Spencer Hart brings a flare into its bespoke service that is difficult to ignore. With their numerous and infinitely customizable approach, Spencer Hart produces a suit that is truly be spoken of. Having had some had times over recent months, the name is well on its way back into the spot light, lead by the character behind the title, the ever-cool Mr. Nick Hart and their new location off Savile row. With a sleek and trim cut that flatters the body shape and the one button with super slim lapel jacket, there’s something un-ignorable about a man in a bespoke Spencer Hart.

HARDY AMIES

PRICE: TWO PIECE SUIT – £3500

14 Savile Row, London W1S 3JN.
020 7734 2436,
View Here: Hardy Amies

Famous for their sleek and low waisted cut, Hardy Amies defines itself by pursuing the question of what is modern British men’s style? Not encumbered with years of historical baggage like other Savile row names, Hardy Amies has been able to carve its own path on the row, by being the link between the bespoke buying London elite and those who used to only be able to shop on the high street, its is the interplay between the generations and Hardy Amies unique reaction to the shifting yet unwavering turns of gentleman’s fashion that has set Hardy Amies apart, the modern stylish look without being overly designed.

HUNTSMAN

PRICE: TWO PIECE SUIT – £4400

11 Savile Row, London W1S 3PS.
0207 734 7441
View Here: Huntsman

Bringing the quintessential English country gentleman into modern bespoke tailoring, Huntsman is the only name that can be placed next to Gieves and Hawkes in terms of British traditionalism. Defined by their one button take on their tuxedo and riding coat hybrid, the high armhole gives an elegant silhouette to a traditional ideology. Huntsman’s suit can be defined in one simple fact, being the inspiration behind Matthew Vaughns movie Kingsman, and while we cant vouch for the storyline or acting, we are sure they all look damn good.

About the Author

Luke Fussell

Editor-In-Chief, seeker of the peace, part time chandelier cleaner, a legend in his own time, oppressor of champions, soldier of fortune, world traveller, bonvivant, all round good guy, international lover, casual hero, philosopher, wars fought, bears wrestled, equations solved, virgins enlightened, revolutions quelled, tigers castrated, orgies organised, bars quaffed dry, governments run, test rockets flown, life president of the Liquidarian Society of Great Britain and Ireland (apply to website for membership).

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